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Courses for a Degree in Fine Art

In addition to a focus on visual art courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Visual Art Courses:

  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II
  • Art Concepts and Practice
  • Art Principles and Practice
  • Art History I
  • Art History II
  • Art History Electives
  • Ceramics
  • Expanded Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Metalsmithing/ Jewelery
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles/ Fibers
  • Web Design
  • Studio Electives
  • Portfolio Review
  • Professional Practice  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology